Supervisor Email: human-biology@utsc.utoronto.ca

The Specialist in Human Biology provides a solid foundation of introductory science courses and core biology courses while emphasizing, in the upper years, issues related to human health, the nature of humans and their culture as well as the interaction of the human species with the environment. The first year of the program emphasizes introductory courses in biology, chemistry, calculus, physics and psychology. The second year of the program emphasizes core courses in cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, evolution and anatomy that provide the basis for continued specialization in the third and fourth years. The upper years of the program emphasize specialized courses in anatomy, biochemistry, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology, physiology, psychology, pathology and pathobiology. This program is suited for those students who wish to go onto health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and health policy/management or graduate studies in these, and other, areas such as physiology, medicine and endocrinology.

Enrolment Requirements
Students apply to the Specialist Program in Human Biology after completing a minimum of 4.0 credits, including 1.0 credit in Biology (excluding BIOA11H3), 1.0 credit in Chemistry, and 0.5 credit in Mathematics (excluding MATA02H3) or Statistics and with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.0.
Application for admission is made to the Office of the Registrar through ACORN, in April/May and July/August. See the UTSC Office of the Registrar's website for more information on program selection.

Program Requirements
This Program consists of 15.0 credits.

Required Courses and Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
1. 1.0 credit in Introductory Biology Courses
BIOA01H3 Life on Earth: Unifying Principles
BIOA02H3 Life on Earth: Form, Function and Interactions

2. 1.0 credit in Introductory Chemistry Courses
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms

3. 1.0 credit in Mathematics
[MATA29H3 Calculus I for the Life Sciences or MATA30H3 Calculus I for Physical Sciences]
[MATA35H3 Calculus II for Biological Sciences or MATA36H3 Calculus II for Physical Sciences]

4. 1.0 credit in Introductory Physics Courses
PHYA11H3 Physics I for the Life Sciences
PHYA22H3 Physics II for the Life Sciences

5. 0.5 credit in Statistics
Choose From:
STAB22H3 Statistics I
PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology

Second Year
6. 3.0 credits in Biology Core Courses
BIOB10H3 Cell Biology
BIOB11H3 Molecular Aspects of Cellular and Genetic Processes
BIOB34H3 Animal Physiology
BIOB38H3 Plants and Society
BIOB50H3 Ecology
BIOB51H3 Evolutionary Biology
BIOB90H3 Integrative Research Poster Project (CR/NCR 0.0 credit)*
*Note: Completion of BIOB90H3 is a graduation requirement for students in this program. Concurrent enrolment in at least one of the BIO B-level courses listed above is required for enrolment in BIOB90H3. Please see BIOB90H3 in the Calendar for important information.

7. 1.0 credit in Biology Core Labs
BIOB32H3 Animal Physiology Laboratory
BIOB33H3 Human Development and Anatomy Laboratory

8. 1.0 credit in Organic Chemistry Courses
CHMB41H3 Organic Chemistry I
CHMB42H3 Organic Chemistry II

Third/Fourth Years
9. 2.5 credits in C-level Biology Core Courses
Choose From:
BIOC15H3 Genetics
BIOC17H3 Microbiology
BIOC20H3 Principles of Virology
BIOC32H3 Human Physiology I
BIOC34H3 Human Physiology II
BIOC39H3 Immunology

10. 1.5 credits in Additional C-level Biology Courses
Choose From:
BIOC10H3 Cell Biology: Proteins from Life to Death
BIOC12H3 Biochemistry I: Proteins and Enzymes
BIOC13H3 Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
BIOC14H3 Genes, Environment and Behaviour
BIOC16H3 Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
BIOC19H3 Animal Developmental Biology
BIOC21H3 Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
BIOC35H3 Principles of Parasitology
BIOC40H3 Plant Physiology
BIOC58H3 Biological Consequences of Global Change
BIOC65H3 Environmental Toxicology
BIOC70H3 An Introduction to Bias in the Sciences
BIOC90H3 Integrative Multimedia Documentary Project (CR/NCR 0.0 credit)*
*Note: Completion of BIOC90H3 is a graduation requirement for students in this program. Concurrent enrolment in one of the participating BIO C-level courses is required for enrolment in BIOC90H3. Please see BIOC90H3 in the Calendar for important information.

11. 1.0 credit in D-level Biology Courses
Choose From:
BIOD06H3 Advanced Topics in Neural Basis of Motor Control
BIOD07H3 Advanced Topics and Methods in Neural Circuit Analysis
BIOD12H3 Protein Homeostasis
BIOD13H3 Herbology: The Science Behind Medicinal Plants
BIOD15H3 Mechanisms of Gene Regulation in Health and Disease
BIOD17H3 Seminars in Cellular Microbiology
BIOD19H3 Epigenetics in Health and Disease
BIOD20H3 Special Topics in Virology
BIOD24H3 Human Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
BIOD25H3 Genomics
BIOD26H3 Fungal Biology and Pathogenesis
BIOD27H3 Vertebrate Endocrinology
BIOD29H3 Pathobiology of Human Disease
BIOD32H3 Human Respiratory Pathophysiology
BIOD33H3 Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOD35H3 Sports Science
BIOD37H3 Biology of Plant Stress
BIOD43H3 Animal Movement and Exercise
BIOD59H3 Models in Ecology, Epidemiology and Conservation
BIOD65H3 Pathologies of the Nervous System

12. 0.5 credit in Psychology or Health Studies
Choose From:
HLTA02H3 Foundations in Health Studies I
HLTA03H3 Foundations in Health Studies II
HLTB15H3 Introduction to Health Research Methodology
HLTB16H3 Introduction to Public Health
(HLTB17H3) Conceptual Models of Health
HLTB20H3 Contemporary Human Evolution and Variation
(HLTB21H3) Infectious Diseases
HLTB22H3 Biological Determinants of Health
HLTB40H3 Health Policy and Health Systems
PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology